Parental involvement in treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa in a pediatric day-care unit

Y. Danziger, C. A. Carcl, I. Varsano, S. Tyano, M. Mimouni

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Abstract

We report our experience with 32 patients with anorexia nervosa in our eating disorders unit. Our multidisciplinary team comprises pediatricians, pediatric nurses, child psychiatrists, and psychologists, as well as a dietician. The treatment program and the composition of the therapeutic team are based on the understanding of the development of this disorder as a multidetermined process affected by biologic, psychologic, and environmental familial and cultural factors. In contrast to the type of treatment that separates patients from parents to denote punishment, one of the basic conditions for acceptance to our program is the commitment that one parent will constantly be in attendance with the patient in the pediatric day-care unit from 8 AM to 10 PM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics
Volume81
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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